"Performance wise we weren’t at the level we have been this season but I can't be too hard on the players"
Paul Lambert had little argument with Town’s unbeaten start to the league campaign coming to end at Accrington.
Two first-half goals from Colby Bishop gave the home side a 2-0 win, with half-time substitute Armando Dobra shown a red card on his League debut.
Blues were also denied what looked a lifeline when Luke Woolfenden’s effort appeared to have crossed the line before Ross Sykes cleared.
“We didn’t start well enough. We had chances but performance wise we weren’t at the level we have been this season,” the Town boss told iFollow Ipswich.
“I’m really proud of the team though. It’s been a fantastic start to the season and I can’t be too hard on the players. We are sitting top of the league so I can’t be too disappointed.
“It might have been different if the ball had been given over the line in the second-half. It looks over but sometimes you get them, sometimes you don’t.
“Dobra looks unfortunate as well. It looks soft. He put his arms on his back but it’s a sore one to take and I don’t see how the referee can see it.
“We will regroup though. We have another game on Wednesday against Rotherham under the lights at Portman Road. It’s about the reaction now. Good teams bounce back and that’s what we will be looking to do.”
See iFollow Ipswich for the full interview with Paul.